Dan Suleiman assumes duties today as the new deputy chief of staff and counselor to Criminal Division Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer.
Suleiman came to the Department of Justice in September 2010 from Covington & Burling LLP, where Breuer also previously practiced. He was promoted from counsel to the Assistant Attorney General to senior counsel in November 2011.
Suleiman advises Breuer on federal law enforcement issues including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement, financial fraud, health care fraud policy and enforcement of intellectual property laws. He is the Criminal Division’s representative to the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force, created by executive order in 2009 in the wake of the financial industry collapse to address mortgage, financial and securities fraud.
Inside the division he helps to manage the approximately 600 attorneys and other employee across 16 sections or offices. He also handles duties related to Congress, including briefing congressional staff on health care and financial fraud issues as well as preparing department witnesses to testify before Congress.
“Dan has been an extraordinary asset to the Criminal Division,” Breuer said. “He has worked on a broad range of matters and has proven himself to be a tireless worker with impeccable judgment. As Deputy Chief of Staff for the Division, I know he will continue to advance the mission of the division and the department in remarkable ways.”
Suleiman in May delivered the keynote address to the American Chamber of Commerce in Sweden at a forum on the FCPA and U.K. Bribery Act held in conjunction with the New York State Bar Association’s international section.
He replaces Amy Pope as deputy chief of staff, who is moving to the White House as director of Border and Interior Enforcement at the National Security Staff Transborder Directorate
Suleiman is a 2004 graduate of Columbia Law School, where he served as articles editor on the Columbia Law Review. He earned an undergraduate degree in 1999 from Harvard University.